healing time for knee arthroscopy chondroplasty

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healing time for knee arthroscopy chondroplasty

Postby jay1 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:41 am

I underwent artroscopic surgery of the left knee on june 7 2010. I am concerned because it has been just about two months post-op and i am having substantial pain still. My injury consisted in having artroscopy chondroplasty and microfracture of the femoral trochlear groove, 1.5cm, grade 5 and anterior fat pad resection. Other than this everything looks to be in great condition. If someone knows the average time of recovery for a procedure of this extent it would be much appreciated. Thankyou

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Re: healing time for knee arthroscopy chondroplasty

Postby Tom Plamondon PA-C » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:13 am

I would consult with your physical therapist and orthopedist as healing time frame are dependant on a number of factors:
Previous activity level
Previous surgeries
Extent of damage
Quality of repair
Quality of bone (seen during scope)

Also, we look at progression of range of motion, strength and functional activities (walking, squatting etc)

Eight weeks is still fairly early for this type of repair with grade 5 degeneration.

Take care.
Tom Plamondon PA-C, PT

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